I do not eat raw bananas but will devour any banana flavored or baked goodies. It’s one of those weird things about myself and my toddler inherited too LOL.
In fact, I love baking with ripened bananas. You know when they get so disgustingly brown and ready to smush? So variations of banana breads and muffins are something that I regularly bake for my family. The little one especially loves the muffins, but I’ve been on the search for something other than the typical banana bread variation. VIOLA! I share with you- Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies!
These cookies are super soft and almost bread like. I would compare it to the softness of a muffin top. Recipe follows below:
Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup mashed bananas ( I had 3 really ripened bananas so i just used them all in my case)
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use silpat.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffly. Beat in eggs one at a time and add your vanilla extract and mashed banana.
Shape dough into 1 to 1 1/2” balls and place on prepared baking sheet. Leave about 3 inches between these cookies spread.
Bake 11-14 minutes, until light golden brown. Allow them to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring onto wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!